In response to several concerns from residents, Boise Police Neighborhood Contact officers and patrol officers conducted what’s termed a “neighborhood policing” effort Tuesday in the area north of Fairview Avenue and Fry Street.
Officers made several traffic stops on vehicles leaving the area -- which resulted in multiple felony arrests.
First, officers stopped a driver for a traffic infraction near the intersection of Five Mile Road and Fairview Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Drug detection dog “Rosco” and his handler also responded to the traffic stop -- and an open air search around the vehicle resulted in a positive alert, according to a BPD news release.
Officers searched the vehicle and located a folded piece of tinfoil they say contained several individually-wrapped pieces of a substance which tested presumptive positive for heroin.
A search of the driver -– identified as Timothy Jones, 29, of Boise -- revealed a plastic baggie containing a large amount of suspected heroin, the release said. The heroin weighed over 31 grams, making the charge felony trafficking.
Jones was booked into the Ada County Jail.
About 4:30 p.m., officers conducted another traffic stop –- this one at the intersection of Cole Road and Northview Street. The driver was stopped for displaying fictitious license plates.
A search of the vehicle revealed a plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance which tested presumptive positive for meth, investigators said. A stolen credit card was also located inside the vehicle.
A records check of the driver –- Cara Holland, 26, of Caldwell -- confirmed she had a felony driving under the influence warrant out of Canyon County, officials said.
She was charged with possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a financial transaction card, and driving under the influence. All are felonies.
A vehicle reportedly with an expired license plate was pulled over by officers at the intersection of 37th Street and Chinden Blvd. shortly after 6 p.m. When officers spoke with the driver -– David Lester, 26, of Meridian -- they discovered he had an active felony warrant out of Oregon.
Officers took Lester into custody; a search revealed several pills in his possession without a prescription, according to the BPD news release.
Lester was transported to the Ada County Jail, charged with possession of a controlled substance and being a fugitive. Both are felonies.
Antonia Loera, 29, of Boise, was also arrested on a felony probation violation charge.
Shortly after 6:30 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on an un registered vehicle near the intersection Fairview Avenue and Maple Grove Road. A search revealed a glass smoking pipe near the driver’s seat. Inside the pipe, officers say they located a white crystal substance which tested “presumptive positive” for meth.
Police arrested Gertine Wood, 32, of Meridian for felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor of possessing drug paraphernalia.
At about 7:40 p.m., officers conducted yet another traffic stop -– this one, near the intersection of Morris Hill Road and Orchard Street. The news release says the officers could see a marijuana smoking pipe in plain view.
A search of the vehicle also revealed a plastic baggie containing a crystal substance which tested presumptive positive for meth, the report said. Officers arrested the driver –- Luis Juarez, 29, of Boise –- for felony possession of a controlled substance.
(Check out our gallery that contains mugshots of all those arrested.)